Monday, August 14, 2006

Actual Proper Satire

It's like watching someone with a PhD in Extreme Withering Sarcasm. Watch right to the end as well, it all goes a bit quiet...

UPDATE: Youtube are offline for a bit - should hopefully be back later...

17 comments:

leonie said...

yes. i saw that sometime last week.
the daily show is always very good, but this was particularly memorable.
quite brutal, isn't it.

baggiebird said...

That's fantastic. I don't watch the Daily show. I think I may have to start

james henry said...

It's not all great - they do these very annoying piss-taking interviews with people who are too polite to complain, which happens to be one of my personal Hulk-triggers.

But when it's good, it's very good indeed, and fuelled from a genuine anger. And yes, in this case 'brutal' is the word.

'Improvised Explosive Opportunities' was very good, but the 911 mention was genuinely quite startling, and very well done.

realdoc said...

That was just brilliant, really brilliant. The mention of 9/11 caused a sharp intake of breath only the best satire does that. I usually watch the Daily Show but missed that as I was away so thanks.

Jools said...

Fan flippin tastic, especially the 9/11 bit...hasn't Dave Gorman appeared on this too?

belladona said...

Bah humbug. I am unable to partake in the mirth / expose / whatever due to my computer being really rather old. Bless it. *Pats computer on screen gently*.

Karen said...

That was hilarious. I love Jon Stewart...

morgalou said...

Fab. Just fab. Thanks for posting that - I keep missing the Daily Show, and that was... well, you get the idea.

other said...

fabbiness indeed thankee muchly, it made me laugh on a not so brilliant day, thankyou :)

helen said...

that was me helen by the way, forgetting that I had a name.

Spinsterella said...

"..tiny little specks in an oilfield of opportunity.."

Fantastic.

flossie said...

for some reason it's just showing me a nice white box..

Can you tell me where else to find it please?

Ta

Floss

realdoc said...

Came on to show the other half and it seems to have gone.

Rose said...

YouTube's doing some maintenance at the moment (with blatant disregard for students with nothing better to do than look up Stargate Atlantis clips)

It should be back soon (please, God)

meggo said...

youtube is better now, thank heaven. have you found your corbeau yet?

Button said...

wonderful

Anonymous said...

My countrymen are such a bunch of sissies when it comes to talking about the events of September 11 2001. My favorite hypocrisy to point out is that if we are such great Christians, why didn't we turn the other cheek? We make laws and break laws in ways that undermine our precious freedom, to kill people who "Hate us for our freedom" I can't wait for this "Era" to end. The War on Irrational Fear should end soon. "Terrorist Acts" are crimes committed by individuals which can and should be investigated, the perpetrators arrested, charged, tried, and -- if found guilty -- punished for.

My favorite quote, wish I could put a sticker on my car... "Bombing for Peace is like Fucking for Virginity"